Galloway Past Picture

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This week’s Galloway Past Picture was given to The Galloway Gazette by Irene McDonald, Queen street, Newton Stewart.

It shows her husband’s band, the Alasdair McDonald Trio at Kilmarnock, after winning the Newton Stewart heat of the 1961 ‘Gay Town Scottish Variety Competition. The trio, Alasdair on the right, Alastair Edie on drums and Donald Allan on guitar won through to the grand final in Glasgow.

They were then offered a spot on tour with Johnny Beattie but had to turn it down due to work commitments.